PAUL T. REESE joined Pacific Drilling in October 2008 and was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer in February 2015. He was named CFO in February 2014 and previously served as vice president, controller. Reporting to him are finance, treasury, IT, facilities, audit, compliance, IR, communications and tax.
Reese has been a finance professional in the oilfield services and E&P space for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he was controller for the global exploration and development divisions at BHP Billiton Petroleum.
From 1995 to 2007, Reese served in various financial management roles at Transocean, including finance director for the North and South America business units, assistant vice president for audit and advisory services, and finance manager for the Asia and Australia and South America regions, with international posts in Asia and Central and South America.
Prior to joining Transocean, Reese was an auditor in the Houston offices of Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and managerial studies and a Master of Accounting from Rice University.